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Central African Republic : Three bodies of the Moroccan peacekeepers to be repatriated on Thursday

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The bodies of the three Moroccan peacekeepers, members of the Moroccan contingent belonging to the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), will be repatriated on Thursday 3rd of August in Morocco, reports 2M on Wednesday.

According to the same source, the remains of Chief Sergeant Mohamed Ait Said and Master Corporal Hicham Amahrit and Ziad Kabouz will be burries in Ouarzazate, Sefrou and Errachidia, respectively.

The three Moroccans belonging to the Royal Armed Forces were killed in the vicinity of the town of Bangassou, located in the south-east of the Central African Republic, during two incidents.  

On July the 23rd, a military convoy of the UN mission was  attacked by anti-Balaka Christians in the prefecture of Mbomou (south). A Moroccan peacekeeper lost his life during that attack.  

On the 25th of July, the Minusca announced the death of two peacekeepers in Bangassou. «These peacekeepers from the Moroccan contingent were killed in an ambush by suspected anti-Balaka, while another peacekeeper was slightly injured», the UN mission said on its website.

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